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Australian Football League: Israeli flag shouldn’t have been permitted

The Australian Football League (AFL) told fans that an Israeli flag “should not have been permitted,” at a North Melbourne-West Coast game on Saturday, but later walked back that decision.

The Israeli flag and Stars of David were held by a young fan in support of Harry Sheezel, a Jewish player on the team. He has received a number of antisemitic comments recently.

According to Australia SEN, a senior AFL security official allegedly wrote in an email about the flag: “Once identified, it should have been requested to be seized/confiscated or the patron in possession requested to leave if they refused to surrender the flag.”

No offensive signage

It is reported that the AFL’s ticket and entry conditions state that patrons must not “wear or otherwise display commercial, political, religious or offensive signage or logos of any kind.”

Following the reports, Zionism…

Read more at www.jpost.com

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